Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[treated as singular] The branch of linguistics that deals with language as a system of interrelated structures, in particular the theories and methods of Leonard Bloomfield, emphasizing the accurate identification of syntactic and lexical form as opposed to meaning and historical development.
- ‘Ricoeur relies frankly on Kant in this discussion, which brings together Freud, structural linguistics and semantic theory.’
- ‘N. Troubetzkoy, the illustrious founder of structural linguistics, himself furnished the answer to this question.’
- ‘Dubnick stresses Stein's anticipations of the structural linguistics of Roland Barthes and Roman Jakobson.’
- ‘The last is the subject of Ferrari's long-anticipated study, which applies the model of structural linguistics to the interpretation of Athenian vase painting.’
- ‘I am particularly intrigued with the idea of connecting the Olsen twins to structural linguistics.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.